The domestic encyclopaedia, or, A dictionary of facts, and useful knowledge: comprehending a concise view of the latest discoveries, inventions, and improvements ; chiefly applicable to rural and domestic economy ; together with descriptions of the most interesting objects of nature and art ; the history of men and animals, in a state of health or disease ; and practical hints respecting the arts and manufactures, both familiar and commercial ; illustrated with numerous engravings and cuts ; in five volumes ; volume I[-V (Volume 4)
by Willich, A. F. M. (Anthony Florian Madinger); Mease, James, 1771-1846, editor; Shallus, Francis, engraver; Birch, William Young, 1764-1837, publisher; Small, Abraham, 1764?-1829, publisher; Carr, Robert, 1778-1866, printer
Description based on imperfect copies: NLM lacking vols. 3 and 5 of the 1803 edition
Publisher Philadelphia : Published by William Young Birch, and Abraham Small, no. 17, South Second-Street ; Robert Carr, printer
Digitizing sponsor Open Knowledge Commons, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Book contributor U.S. National Library of Medicine
Collection medicalheritagelibrary; medicineintheamericas; usnationallibraryofmedicine; americana
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A variant of the 1803 imprint: Philadelphia : Published by William Young Birch, and Abraham Small, no. 17, South Second-Street : and T. & J. Swords, New-York ; Robert Carr, printer, 1803
The 1803 edition not in Shaw & Shoemaker; cf. Shaw & Shoemaker 5592: "Vol 1-3, 5 dated 1804 [i.e. only vol. 4 dated 1803]"
Another "First American edition" was published in 1804. Cf. Shaw & Shoemaker 7772
On t.p., "In five volumes" is surrounded on top and bottom by double rules
Engraved plates, mostly signed: "F. Shallus sculp."
NLM Copy 1 imperfect: lacking v. 3, 5; untrimmed edges; many unopened bolts
NLM Copy 2: v. 4 only
Provenance: inscribed on front fly-leaves of vols. 1 and 2: "Mr. [?] H. Cocke, price $2.50 p vol., 1803"
Copies bound uniformly in blue-paper-coverd paste-board